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Sir Jim Armfield to receive medal

11 other players from the world cup winning squad of 66` are due to receive retrospective medals. Fifa announced the news this afternoon which was backed by Richard Caborn the 2018 World Cup bid ambassador.

The ruling means all finalists between 1930 and 1974 will receive a medal, with families of players who have since died taking the medals their relatives earned.

It`s a great recognition to the world`s greatest right back who went on to make 43 appearances for the national team and 560 (6) appearances for Blackpool, his only club.

Other members of the England squad to be awarded medals are:

* Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham)

* Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool)

* Peter Bonetti (Chelsea)

* John Connolly (Manchester United)

* Ron Springett (Sheffield Wednesday)

* Gerry Byrne (Liverpool)

* Ron Flowers (Wolves)

* Norman Hunter (Leeds)

* Terry Paine (Southampton)

* Ian Callaghan (Liverpool)

* George Eastham (Arsenal)

We await for Jimmy to be honored once again with the building of the South Stand which will be named after great man. Lets hope we don`t have to wait as long as the boys from 66` had to.




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Writer: Campbell_BFC  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 26 2007

Time: 7:00PM

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Good news for Jimmy and the others, but it seems a bit of a hollow gesture to me and a bit late, if it were me on the list I can't say i'd be thrilled.
VanMan
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26/11/2007 19:21:00

Good job you aren't then, VanMan!
sandgroanun
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26/11/2007 20:43:00

Well deserved and about time,now where's that South Stand
pickering_hat_trick
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27/11/2007 09:31:00

 

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